Counseling for Wellness: An Overview of Models, Factors, and Research
Dr. Thomas J. Sweeney, CSI International Founding President & Executive Director Emeritus
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
This webinar on Counseling for Wellness: An Overview of Models, Factors, and Research will lay the foundation for subsequent webinars on the topic of Counseling for Wellness. Perhaps nothing distinguishes professional counseling more than its historical and philosophical roots in optimizing human development across the life span. And perhaps no one has positioned professional counselors to rightfully claim an essential part in defining and implementing wellness into human services that Dr. Jane E. Myers upon whose research we base our work in all settings and across cultures and countries.
In a short span of time, we will provide a brief history including key components of definitions of wellness, benefits of a wellness style of life, overview of two widely used models of wellness, including factors useful in counseling interventions discovered through years of research with assessment instruments based upon Adlerian counseling theory. Finally, we will present a brief synopsis of wellness findings on students, faculty and practitioners of counseling.Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will be able to identify and explain the essential elements of a counseling definition of wellness.
2. Participants will be able to enumerate the benefits of pursuing a wellness life style for use in counseling.
3. Participants will become acquainted with two widely used models of wellness counseling and their origins and differences.
4. Participants will be introduced to the 17 empirically derived factors that comprise the models of wellness and their assessment instruments.
5. Participants will be able to cite counseling research sources related to wellness studies.
Dr. Tom Sweeney is Professor Emeritus of Counselor Education at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. His book Adlerian counseling and psychotherapy (2009) is now in its fifth edition and is reputed to be a classic text among counseling practitioners. In addition, Dr. Sweeney has had both training videos and a national award winning tele-course, Coping With Kids, distributed worldwide by the American Counseling Association (ACA) and broadcast on local, state, and regional television. He has taught classes, workshops, and made presentations in this country and abroad on a range of topics including the theory and practice of Adlerian counseling and psychotherapy for work with individuals, families and groups across the life span. Promoting social equality and wellness have been guiding principles in his approach and work.
CSI Webinars are free to active members and $39 for guests.
Registration for the live webinar is now closed. If you are unable to attend the live webinar, you may access the recorded webinar for a CEU clock hour as well; it will be posted on the Recorded Webinars page within 72 hours after the live event.
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